Menswknd was founded by Menno and Niels. We both embarked on a personal development journey after attending a retreat. This kick-start event gave us the opportunity to rediscover our real selves. After that, it felt very natural to drastically turn our lives around and start doing what really feels right, with as consequence starting a retreat company. Menswknd’s mission is ‘to empower as many men as possible by helping them get in touch with their true essence and let them stand for who they truly are.’ Menswknd was founded to help men rediscover themselves.
MENNO VAN BAVEL
It is all in me!
For a long time, I was stuck in the same routine and had the same primary reactions to different situations. My core belief was that I was not good enough. I was very angry at myself and the people around me. I often had the feeling that I was not treated well, or that other people were not behaving as they should have.
I prevented myself from going inward. I drank alcohol excessively, kept myself busy through endless hours on my phone and binge-watching. I was on a path to nowhere, increasing my self-loathing.
Until I decided to accept that it is all inside me, and that I AM THE CREATOR OF MY LIFE. Only I can change negative beliefs which I made up earlier in life in response to certain situations, and only I am able to replace them with loving beliefs.
NIELS VAN DER VALK
The time is now!
I identified with external things, like money, status and especially work. I was not connecting with the true 'me' and not living in the now. I pushed people away with my big ego and missed the meaning of life. This path I walked would not work out well in the short and long term. This became more and more visible.
As is so often the case, and cliché or not, burnout changed my life drastically. This event which happened years ago was a real wake-up call and hit me at my core. I knew things had to change. Starting with myself.
But how to start the process and what to do? The kickstart event that brought me onto the right path was a men's retreat. Connecting with men, realising who I really am, not who I thought I was, and how I want to live from now on, inspired me to reconnect with myself.
Are you also fed up with the way how things are going in your life and are you ready to accept that it's all about you?